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Ms. Carolyn Appleton

Independent Nonprofit Fundraising & Communications,
Carolyn M. Appleton

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Carolyn M. Appleton
Austin, TX 78738


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I am a nonprofit fundraising and digital communications specialist with many years of hands on experience across Texas and beyond. My mission is to help organizations, communities, donors and volunteers attain their fundraising, communications and public relations goals in the most efficient, thoughtful, high-quality manner possible.

I was elected to Phi Kappa Phi in 1985, the year I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master's Degree in American 19th century art history. In addition to my professional work, I am the lead volunteer organizer of Nonprofit Tech Club Austin. Our aim is to help nonprofits learn of technology solutions and techniques that make their work easier and more effective. I launched Carolyn's Nonprofit Blog in 2011 and it remains my primary publication, with more than 100 nations visiting annually.

I was elected to membership in the DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution in 2010, and I have three proven American Revolutionary War ancestors, one of whom was responsible for the success of the Crossing of the Delaware. For the Austin Colony Chapter of DAR, I serve as Literacy Chair. I support libraries in other ways, and you can read about my contributions via this page on Carolyn's Nonprofit Blog.

The Media Room on Carolyn's Nonprofit Blog provides a variety of in-person and online presentations, and authorships. Questions? The secure contact form on my blog reaches me quickly. Thank you!

Audience Type

  • Association
  • Chapter Initiations
  • College/University Faculty
  • College/University Students
  • Corporation
  • Non-Profit

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Location Availability
Locations - travel expense reimbursement not required
Webinar / Online
Locations - travel expense reimbursement required
United States (All)
Speaker Fee Yes
2,500.00 (USD)
Fee Details:
Please ask! My fee varies on the hosting organization. Small nonprofit organizations and startups, for instance, are not charged, or are charged minimally for my time. My fee would certainly be less if we use video conferencing, but we also need to discuss in advance the topic, hours required for me to prepare, and the length of time required to speak and to respond to questions and answers.